2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 39 - Motor Vehicles And Traffic Regulation
Section 39:10B-9 - Alteration, Deletion Of Certain Data Prohibited; Violations, Penalties.
39:10B-9 Alteration, deletion of certain data prohibited; violations, penalties.
3. a. No person shall knowingly alter or delete data on a recording device, or knowingly destroy a recording device with the intent to prevent access to or destroy the recorded data, within two years after a crash event that resulted in bodily injury or death.
b. (1) The alteration or deletion of data by a recording device with an overwriting or rewriting program or function, which is activated during the vehicle's normal operation, shall not be considered a knowing alteration or deletion pursuant to subsection a. of this section.
(2)There shall be a rebuttable presumption that a vehicle recycler or scrap recycling facility, as defined in section 3 of P.L.2005, c.54 (C.13:1E-99.84), has no knowledge of the involvement of a motor vehicle in a crash event that resulted in bodily injury or death.
c.A person in violation of subsection a. of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty of $5,000 for each offense, to be recoverable by the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission pursuant to the provisions of the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.).
L.2015, c.60, s.3.
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